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Angela Merkel Fan Damages Chancellor's Plane During Photo Attempt

When the fan jumped out of her van to take a photo of the German leader at Dortmund airport, she forgot to put the parking brake on, causing the vehicle to collide with the nose of the jet.

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plane has been grounded by an excited fan who jumped out of her van to take a photo of it at Dortmund airport but forgot to put the parking brake on, and the vehicle rolled slowly into the nose of the jet.

Germany’s Spiegel Online posted a picture Tuesday of the low-speed collision with the Global 5000 jet and reported that the van driver was an employee of the airport.

The German air force confirmed in a tweet that Merkel returned to Berlin by helicopter Monday after her plane was damaged by a vehicle, but didn’t provide further details.

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